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  1. PureView's Avatar
    Factory resetting and restoring the backup made no difference. I'm not sure I can wait till iOS 9.1 for Apple to resolve this s***. I've missed so many notifications from WhatsApp, Facebook Messenger and Outlook it's quite infuriating.
    09-24-2015 10:35 AM
  2. cooptink1's Avatar
    Yes. Started off intermittent but now no notification sound at all for messages on my iPad. It works okay on my iPhone, though
    09-24-2015 11:15 AM
  3. cooptink1's Avatar
    I followed these steps and it's working now, for the time being:

    Notification sound missing on iPhone/iPad after iOS 9 upgrade

    A few users are reportedly complaining about losing notification sound with incoming calls, texts, emails, FaceTime, games and several other apps, following the latest iOS upgrade on their iPhone/iPad. If you are among the affected users, you can try the following troubleshooting steps to fix the problem:

    -Go to Settings and ensure the Do Not Disturb feature is not activated. Also check the volume on the ringer.
    -Ensure the mute button is not turned on. Your iPhone could be silenced in mute mode. Flick the Mute button on and off several times to correct the problem.
    -Go to Settings > General > Reset and then choose to Reset Network Settings.
    -Hold the home and lock button together for few seconds until the iPhone restarts itself.
    -Finally, go to Notifications and disable notifications for messages. Power off your phone and turn it on again.
    09-24-2015 01:44 PM
  4. Art H's Avatar
    Im experiencing this still with WhatsApp, Kakao & Kik. Its kinda annoying when I look down at my phone and see a bunch of notifications but not a peep from my phone to incite me to check.
    09-24-2015 08:36 PM
  5. gurdarsh's Avatar
    Ios 9 reduce motion is off but ios 9 reducing the motion activites 😓 low power mode is also disabeled
    09-24-2015 10:05 PM
  6. Kristen Heyser's Avatar
    I am having the same exact issue. In order to get them back, I have to restart my phone!! SUCKS
    09-25-2015 10:38 AM
  7. dmoskaluk's Avatar
    Same issues - updated both my wife's phone and mine ( 6+ / 6 ) on iTunes yesterday ( 8.4.1 to 9.0.1) Notification sounds now intermittent - only since update- Updated on iTunes .
    Last edited by dmoskaluk; 09-25-2015 at 02:43 PM.
    09-25-2015 12:21 PM
  8. dmoskaluk's Avatar
    As discussed in my post re Airdrop problems - I'm hoping that when the affected apps ( WhatsApp, Facebook Messenger and the GMail -from Google - app ) next have updates ( for iOS 9 ) that the notifications issue will be rectified , probably prior to the release of iOS 9.1
    Last edited by dmoskaluk; 09-25-2015 at 02:42 PM.
    09-25-2015 02:31 PM
  9. kgaleview's Avatar
    In my case the problem of no sound got resolved when I in the notification center selected a combination of " sound and alert '
    Hope it helps.
    09-26-2015 07:37 AM
  10. neurodave's Avatar
    I turned on the iPhone 6s, let it update to 9.0.1 and used it for about an hour, then reset it to a clean install (now on 9.0.1) and no issues with that. However, I have noticed if I have the volume all the way up, when I send a text, that sent message noise sounds raspy and distorted. If I lower the volume one notch, it's fine. Not a big issue though...
    09-26-2015 08:38 AM
  11. dcuk7's Avatar
    I am also having this issue with my 6S. Restored from the backup of my 6 and noticed that some notifications (texts, whatsapp, etc) would sometimes make a notification sound and other times not. Decided to wipe the phone and start again clean but the issue is still there.

    A complete restore does not seem to rectify the issue.
    09-27-2015 05:49 AM
  12. dmoskaluk's Avatar
    That also seems to point at possibly an issue with the update status of certain 3rd party apps. My WhatsApp last updated 02 Sept without any mention of iOS 9 ) and most of its updates in the past were early in any given month. Likewise my 'messenger' for Facebook was last updated before the iOS 9 release, and it's update did not mention iOS 9 either .... So it's a bit of a waiting game, and I will not be doing anything drastic to the phone itself. Changing the notification from 'banner' to 'alert' has at least temporarily solved the WhatsApp silence . More 'vetting' of third party apps and their updating may also be being delayed as the Chinese hack scandal and its trickle down are investigated ....
    09-27-2015 09:04 AM
  13. davidnicholas59's Avatar
    I have. More specifically the tone on the phone seems to be wiped. I used to use the cricket as a calendar tone. Then at iOS9 it disappeared. I bought a new cricket tone, assigned it, and after a day, the tone is marked as still there but plays the same as None. So removed it from phone, synched, readied, resented. It was back for a day, then same. I've just repeated the remove, re-add.
    09-28-2015 08:23 AM
  14. PureView's Avatar
    How is it that none of the popular bloggers aren't having this issue? I refuse to believe that it's limited to us users only. I've seen no mention of it from Rene Ritchie, and I know he uses Tweetbot, which is included in the app list which has this issue.
    09-28-2015 09:09 AM
  15. HankAZ's Avatar
    The only apps that I use with sound notification active are the Phone app and Messages. I've not had any issues where I've missed an audible alert on my phone.

    Sent from my mobile device via Tapatalk 3.2.1.
    09-28-2015 09:55 AM
  16. konjis1's Avatar
    I've noticed this!!! Also no sound period coming from the device in that i have had to restart it in order for sounds to work.
    09-28-2015 11:50 AM
  17. Kins69's Avatar
    Seems to be a common problem. I imagine they'll fix it in the next update.
    It is a common problem indeed. And when is the next update? It's not like I don't need to answer my calls or know when I have a Whatsapp message. Such issues should be solved immediately, and acknowledged by Apple. So far I see absolutely NO sign that they even take care of it!
    09-29-2015 04:26 AM
  18. SoundwaveSuperior's Avatar
    9.01 didn't do anything to fix this, so that was an absolute bummer. And, yeah, I agree with the post above about how is it that none of the bloggers/sites that pump out 200 minisule to unimportant Apple updates/posts a day are having this problem? I have a hard time believing that.

    WhatsApp is the biggest culprit with this problem, so yeah it might be tied to it having not updated since before 9 released. The main thing I've noticed with that is I'll have the volume up (I"m constantly swiping up to make sure volume is up) then I'll go into WhatsApp to play a video or audio message and as soon as I hit play it's dead silent so i have to swipe up again and raise the volume.

    The other thing I've noticed is before 9 if I snoozed an alarm it would ring again at the end of the snooze period. Now? It doesn't. Snoozing an alarm is basically the same as turning it off right now. Thank god I set MULTIPLE alarms to wake up in the mornings or I'd have overslept numerous mornings since I updated to 9
    09-29-2015 05:40 AM
  19. dmoskaluk's Avatar
    As a workaround I changed my WhatsApp from 'banner' to 'alert' and now both texts and calls do notify ... The Facebook messenger and email ( I'm using Outlook for my gmail ) seem ok again.... FB messenger updated yesterday. ...
    09-29-2015 05:49 AM
  20. fightcrazy's Avatar
    Same problem as well since update. Irritating as hell.

    Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
    09-29-2015 11:02 PM
  21. Ledsteplin's Avatar
    The only apps that I use with sound notification active are the Phone app and Messages. I've not had any issues where I've missed an audible alert on my phone.

    Sent from my mobile device via Tapatalk 3.2.1.
    Me too, except I also get sound alert for VIP email. But those are sparse.
    09-29-2015 11:53 PM
  22. mark5019's Avatar
    my mail sounds work after reboot then go away plus notifications sounds don't work. spoke to apple support they said seems like it's phone but worked before updated ios.
    so tonight I have a Genius Bar appointment
    will see where this Leeds me
    09-30-2015 08:25 AM
  23. PureView's Avatar
    The only apps that I use with sound notification active are the Phone app and Messages. I've not had any issues where I've missed an audible alert on my phone.

    Sent from my mobile device via Tapatalk 3.2.1.
    Because the problem is limited to third party apps only, at least in my case.
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    09-30-2015 08:39 AM
  24. mark5019's Avatar
    Well new phone will see
    09-30-2015 08:52 PM
  25. davidnicholas59's Avatar
    I see the issue with Apple provided calendar app.

    Originally I had the sound associated with the calendar as the "classic->crickets".
    In iOS9, this seems to have gone away, so while disappointed, I can understand the sound coming out as though there was no tone.
    So I purchased a 3rd party cricket alert tone, and assigned that to calendar, and it worked that evening.
    Next day I'm back to vibrate, but no tone. Worse still, when I went to re-assign the purchased alert, it was paying as null on the phone.
    So in iTunes I removed it, synched, re-added and synched. Worked that night and broke next day again.
    Next I tried a different tone. Worked that night, but failed again after a few hours. This time I was able to re-assign it, i.e. it hadn't been clobbered like the purchased one.
    10-01-2015 03:59 AM
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